The name of this blog is “making a little a,” and well, now we’ve made one!

This blog and this community have been invaluable to me during my fertility journey. Through all of the treatments, my ectopic last summer, and my pregnancy,’I have found so much comfort in writing, and in sharing in your stories. 

I realize my blogging became next to never during my second and third trimester and so I have decided that for motherhood “journaling” I am going to move over to Instagram. There, I can throw a quick pic or quote together to capture the moments and experiences that I want to remember. Please feel free to follow me @the_real_mommy

I will still read all of your blogs and comment here and there… and maybe even post from time to time! ☺️

Thanks to everyone who has helped me through these past few years; I couldn’t have done it without you!!! πŸ’œ

Guess Who’s Here!

Final bump pic… taken in between contractions while getting ready to leave for hospital. Yes, I showered, shaved, and did my makeup before calling doc. (i.e. waited 4 hours after water broke to notify them!!!)   
Born Friday, October 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm (39 weeks 1 day)

Welcome Baby boy Ethan!!!  

Sunday Snuggles

This is what I woke up to this morning:

(and yes, that is my thigh she has comfortably chosen as a pillow).

Confession: I’m obsessed with my dog. We adopted her 2 and a half years ago and she is definitely the most important thing in the world to me, along with my family. I never understood how people could feel this way about an animal until we had her home. (P.S. I’m still skeptical about cat people, but that’s another story – πŸ˜‰ ). This precious pup’s name is Macie, and I can say with 100% certainty that she is the cutest, most intelligent, fastest, most fun dog on the planet. Note: I allow myself to think and say these things about my dog, openly, knowing full well that I will never say these things about my future human children. I tell my family that it’s helping me to get it out of my system now. Bottom line, we’ve created a princess and we love her with every fiber in our souls.

At this point, I’d like to point out how scary this is, because she is, after all, a dog. I can not fathom how I will feel when it is a baby – that I created – napping in my lap. And this is how I know, even before I really know, how utterly life changing being a mother is. And I don’t mean in the obvious ways, but down to the core of your being.

I so look forward to the day when I can understand this maternal feeling first hand… but for now, I will treasure these quiet Sunday snuggles with my best girl.